Eddie Yarbrough went as an undrafted free agent in the 2016 NFL draft out of Wyoming. He later signed with the Denver Broncos but was cut before the regular season started. This year, if he makes the Buffalo Bills 53-man roster, he will enter his first regular season in the NFL.
Yarbrough was originally brought in as another camp body to fill up slots. Guys like Ryan Davis and Max Valles were expected to stay in front of Yarbrough and compete for a roster spot. Now Yarbrough got the coaches to notice him enough to give him reps with the first-team defense.
His reps with the first-team were noticed. Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com had this to say about what took place during his reps:
“The starting offense came out and moved the ball with Tyrod Taylor completing three of his first four passes. But the drive stalled when Taylor threw incomplete, Eddie Yarbrough batted down his next pass attempt.”
Although he wasn’t able to get the quarterback while working with the first-team, he was able to do so multiple time while working with the second and third-team defenses. Yarbrough should get a health amount of playing time on Thursday as the Bills open up their preseason schedule at home against the Vikings.